re·​the·​o·​rize (ˌ)rē-ˈthē-ə-ˌrīz How to pronounce retheorize (audio)
retheorized; retheorizing

transitive verb

: to form a new or different theory about (something)
retheorizing gender identity in the 21st century
In the third stage, critics of black literature began to retheorize social—and textual—boundaries.Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
retheorization noun
plural retheorizations
… critical legal geography has direct implications for the retheorization of human geography … David Delaney

Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retheorize was in 1967

Dictionary Entries Near retheorize

Cite this Entry

“Retheorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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